Best Tech Gifts Under 100 DollarsNovember 21, 2019
People that like Technology are notoriously hard to buy presents for. I know, I’m one of them. So I thought I would create a quick series of articles to help around this year’s holiday season. 2019 has been an amazing year for new technology, especially big-ticket items. For Christmas, most people have a budget and it’s the thought that counts, but you can still get something pretty cool on a budget. Here are my 10 Best Tech Gifts Under 100 Dollars (USD).
Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Amazon has positioned the Echo Dot to be one of the best buys for Christmas 2019. The Plum Colour Echo Dot is on a Limited Time Deal for $34.99 at the time of writing this article. The normal price is $49.99, and even that’s a steal.
You get Alexa as your Smart Assistant, you can connect it up to external speakers via 3.5mm jack, and if you buy 2 you can sync them up in stereo. If you don’t own an Echo product, but would like too, the Echo Dot is a gateway drug for Smart Speakers and Smart Home accessories. If you would like to know more about the Dot, check out this article. B
Fitbit Inspire HR
If you’re looking for a gift for a tech-head that is also into fitness, the Fitbit Inspire is a great option. Take it from me, you can never have too many activity trackers. The Inspire is a fairly competent tracker. It tracks Heart Rate, Activities, and Sleep. It also has 5 hours of battery, which is always a Fitbits strongest advantage. You get all of that for under $100 on Amazon, $98.95 to be exact.
Xbox Wireless Controller – Sports Edition
Like activity trackers, you can never have too many Xbox Wireless Controllers. Seriously, the stock standard controllers will fade or fail eventually.
Microsoft makes some of the best-looking controllers on the market, and have numerous colorways to suit every personality. The Sports Edition Controllers are my personal favorite, they have a few extra features that most gamers will appreciate. You can pick them up for $54.99 on Amazon, Microsoft, and most retailers.
UE Wonderboom 2 – Winner of Best Tech Gifts Under 100 Dollars
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the UE Wonderboom is one of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy. Seriously, price vs performance, it’s a straight-up steal. The new UE Wonderboom 2 improves on the already exceptional Bluetooth speaker. This is one of the best tech gifts under 100 dollars by far.
This small portable speaker sounds better than most speakers double its size. Not only does it sound good, but it’s also super durable, it’s virtually indestructible, waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof. It has industry-leading 13-hour battery life. If you buy 2 wonderbooms you can sync them up for a stereo experience. Keeping in mind the Wonderboom is seriously loud, and has a new outdoor boost mode, one on its own will knock your socks off. You can pick up the UE Wonderboom 2 on sale for $79.99 on Amazon or direct from Ultimate Ears.
Conico Wireless Security Camera
No matter where you live, security around the home is important. I have seen a massive increase in wireless options and the Conico Wireless Security Camera is one of the best.
This security camera is a simple as it gets, no wires and no need to get an electrician out to install it. All you have to do is charge the onboard battery, connect it to your WiFi, and your good to go. You get two mounts, a permanent option and a double-sided tape option. You get 1080p video quality and night vision up to 35ft. It’s IP65 rated and can withstand most weather conditions. Every time the camera detects movement it will send you a notification and save the recorded video to the cloud. The Conico Wireless Security Camera does more than it should for the price. You can pick it up on Amazon for $79.99.
SmaInHand Smart Humidifier
No doubt by now, either you have a humidifier, or you know someone that needs one. The SmaInHand Smart Humidifier takes the humidifier to the next level.
It’s just like any other humidifier but with Smart Integration for Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. Just connect it to WiFi and it has a few creature comfort features. With your phone, you can control the Humidifier from anywhere in the world, adjust the night light, and be notified when the water level is low. You can pick it up on for $56.99 on Amazon.
Xbox Gift Card / PSN Gift Card
Pretty self-explanatory here. If you are looking for a gift for a gamer, nothing goes further than an Xbox Gift Card or PSN Gift Card. They can use them as currency for in-game purchases, or to purchase new games digitally.
Gone are the days of going to a store to pick up a physical copy of any game. You can buy any game digitally and download it directly. You can pick Xbox Gift Cards and PSN Giftcards from Amazon for any price range.
Redragon K552 Mechanical Keyboard
if you know someone that is always on the computer, the Redragon K552 is an easy choice.
Mechanical keyboards are an acquired taste, but very satisfying to use. Whether you are typing or gaming, a mechanical keyboard is the best experience you can have. Once you use one it’s hard to go back to a standard Membrane keyboard. The K552 is a small compact form factor and comes in black or white, with red backlighting or RGB. Redragon makes some of the biggest bang for buck keyboards on the market, you can pick it one up for $32.99 on Amazon today.
Anker Wireless Charger
What do you get someone that has everything? A Wireless phone charger and one of the best wireless chargers are made by Anker.
I think chargers are the last thing anyone pays money for. They usually come with the phone and people use them until they get a new phone. Initially, wireless chargers were pretty bad, but in 2019 they have pretty much caught up to their wired counterparts. The Anker Wireless charger is compatible with both Samsung and Apple Products. It changes its output depending on what phone is placed on it. You get 10W fast charging for Samsung and 7.5W fast charging for iPhone. It’s a neat gift that won’t break the bank you can get 2 for $39.99 on Amazon. One for work and one for home.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7″
The tablet market is quite clearly dominated by Apple iPads, but not everyone needs an iPad. You can get some pretty decent bargains on Android Tablets right now. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7 inch is a great gift for someone who browses Social Media, watches Youtube Videos, or for use at parties as the main music controller.
The Tab A isn’t going to set the world on fire with Specs, it has a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage. You can increase the storage vis expandable a microSD slot, so be sure to pick up one as well. It has WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth as well. As I said, it’s not going to set the world on fire, but it is enough for the casual non-power user, a Grandparent, young child, or light browser. You can pick the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7″ + 16GB Micro SD on Amazon for $98.93.
Summary – Best Tech Gifts Under 100 Dollars
Hopefully, this list of the Best Tech Gifts Under 100 Dollars has given you a few ideas. Buying gifts for friends and family can always be hard, and usually much harder for those that are tech-savvy. If I was buying something for the Tech Enthusiast that has everything, I would go for the UE Wonderboom 2.
If you have any other tech gift ideas under 100 dollars, I would love to hear from you. Comment below and let me know.